Touch Of Gray, Little Red Rooster, Jack A Roe, Black Throated Wind, Stagger Lee, When I Paint My Masterpiece, Bird Song Help On The Way-> Slipknot!-> Fire On The Mountain, Estimated Prophet-> Truckin'-> Jam-> Drums-> Jam-> All Along The Watchtower-> Morning Dew, E: Turn On Your Love Light
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November 25, 2014 Subject:
Solo and raged
Only seeing 25 or shows after a late start in 88 I was in full-on obsession mode around this time. So it blew my mind that my cousin, not a deadhead but a pleasant freak, opted to miss the entire first set. He arrived as help slip Fire was happening. Amazingly it did not derail my altered state. He felt the crowd energy. He was engrossed. It was just a great moment for me. I think? Things likely got very fractal from there on.
September 21, 2012 Subject:
this show rules
an ez 5 star... verve, spirit and creative energy... big jerry, phil, bobby and bruce effort throughout.
October 21, 2011 Subject:
I was 5th row center for this show (Thank you as usual Calico). We were totally into the Help>Slip & Mickey looked up and stared me right in the eye on the last note before Fire & was like, "Watch me do this." and into Fire they went.
Good run of shows. The last year of the Real Thing IMO. How we lived through Hornsby & the accordion I will never know.
4* for originality and keeping it together this long.
August 13, 2011 Subject:
a real kind of show
This is sleepy and gnarly the way it feels on a long tour with the dead. These shows are much more real than the trendy shows that the sheep seem to adore!
April 25, 2010 Subject:
Ignore the pan review, this is the STUFF!
Besides the novelty, the second set is all killer no filler. Jerry's at his best here. Forget that nonsense about a "carnival" organ sound - Bruce is also playing keyboards on this show. Maybe the best Help>Slip of the 90's. I was waiting for them to pull out a H>S>Foolish, but that never happened. 4 stars for the show, 2 for the sound.
October 17, 2007 Subject:
Got to see this up close...
...GDTS, bless them, gave me the EXACT SAME SEAT for the first 2 nights of this run, 3rd row, on the center aisle. Perfect.
I knew something out of the ordinary was coming out of the Slipknot!, because Jerry was very animated and 'checking-in' with everyone very rapidly as it wound down. My recommendation is to have BOTH the SBD and a good quality audience recording. The board for obvious reasons, but it doesn't reveal anywhere close to enough of the audience noise as we thrilled to the rarity before us (to the one below who inquired, this was truly a Grateful Dead one-off --- this was never repeated again).
March 16, 2006 Subject:
Listen to Weir's voice crack like a pubescent boy on the "Oh" as he starts "oh the streets of rome". Correct me if I'm wrong and I don't recall (I was seventhrow Phil) but I think Jerry belts out "What's that!"
Otherwise, sick Stagger Lee, pretty Birdsong, weird Help-Slip Fire. My girl at the time and I just looked at each other puzzled and went along with it. I agree with the comment about Vince kinda ruining it with his Casio slapping! Nice Estimated and fantastic Morning Dew! Good work fellas!
January 26, 2006 Subject:
Saw the setlist when i got into beantown and when crazy when that was pointed out to me.
Watchtower>m.dew- very nice. First set is short, but well played. This is an appetizer for the rest of the run.
Revise: Purple gel, couldn't agree with you more about Vince. However, in this instance, I think it is BH on the accordian with the carnival music. It was around this time that he used that for FOTM.
January 9, 2006 Subject:
This is a great example of a show that looks good from the song list but doesn't live up to it. This is also a show that illustrates why so many people get so down on Vince. The keyboards are mixed in too high, and it serves to highlight how weak he was. Vince's playing is pedestrian, unimaginative and boring, (he sounds like a carnival organist during Fire) and his licks are distracting. After having such a great run of keyboard players, from TC to Keith to Brent (Pigpen of course was in a league by himself and was more of a singer), I was always surprised that the band could not find a better keyboard player than him to join the group.
August 28, 2005 Subject:
I could hear this one with my car windows down! enjoy
June 15, 2005 Subject:
I SHOULD OF BUT I DIDNT KNOW
been there that is...but i hadnt been to a show yet. and my college buddies at Johnson & wales all asked me to tag along....I just hadnt been to a show yet so ididnt know...my first came in 93. almost too late....but i managed a boat load of shows anyways... Jay Daly and Mung how you doin?
April 20, 2005 Subject:
The bass is so full, help/slip/fire is perfect. The change over is tight, very cool. Sound is great. That is all anyone needs to know. Another amazing grateful Dead Show. 2nd set Two Jerry tunes , Three Bob tunes in a row, when truckin comes in after estimated it feels like (what was that last Jerry tune ) feeling.
The DRUMZ will give you flashbacks....I caan allmost smell the show....Peace
March 28, 2005 Subject:
Birds in the ole Barn
My hometown. These shows really blow away the next two years. You can always tell how much they loved the Garden. This Bird Song kills everything in it's path. Always a great first set closer. Great memories in this building, from Bobby Orr to Bobby Weir. I'll live with them forever. Great soundboard!!
January 20, 2005 Subject:
I remember my buddy Mike and I sneaking down to the floor the first night of this run .We ended up finding a couple of empty seats to the right of the soundboard. Someone told us there was some kind of screw up with the ticketing or something, we went back to the exact same spot for all six shows and had a blast.No one hasseled us once the whole run , which was nice because I don't think we had good seats for any of the shows. There were a couple of familiar faces that showed up there over the course of that run, there was plenty of room to move around and I remember talking to the guys who were running the board. Anybody else remember that ?
September 22, 2004 Subject:
BT Wind, Stagger Lee & Bird Song are the REAL gems of this show despite the novelty of the H>S>Fire. If you love the above songs definatley check them out.
September 9, 2004 Subject:
91 what a RUN!!
Jerry was back and for a short time from 90-91 you can get a good idea how this band would have sounded if he was somewhat clean. This is a great show and a must have for a deadhead!!!
August 28, 2004 Subject:
jerry's last stand!
I went to this run at Boston Garden and after the 1991 tour Jerry was never the same.. In '92 the set backs to his health were just a prelude to one sad day in 1995. Jerry was soo on this night! I remember watching him as I has very good seats at the show.The Dew is over shadowed by the hsf but this show will bring you back...turn down the lights, light a ..."candle" and turn it up!
June 23, 2004 Subject:
Like us all, I will remember the day I first heard that Jerry departed us. I was overseas when I found out, and I thank God I had a tape of this show in hand. The Help--Slip--FIRE triptych says it all...